Care for disabled: the Italian model

Disabled Care
17 delegates
June 2016
The John Bost Foundation conducted a complete program of 6 study tours, which focus on its collaborators in order to help introduce some of the best international practices to them.
The care for disabled people has transformed into a multidisciplinary approach, combining medical, sanitary, scholar, professional and social fields.

The John Bost Foundation, specifically dedicated into the care and accompaniment for people with physical and psychological difficulties, has recently conducted a complete program of 6 study tours for its collaborators in order to introduce to them some of the best international practices.

One of the groups arrived in Milano, a city with a practical model for integration of care for disabled people and individualized courses.

After a comprehensive presentation of the Italian medico-social system, the delegation was guided in a set of associative structures, such as AIAS Milano or the Don Gnocchi Foundation, ensuring not only the beneficiary monitoring, but also help for the handicapped people's families.

Participants in this program have found some references regarding protected labor thanks to a careful visit at the Association Impronta and specialized workshops such as Gustolab and Altrostampo et Gustapo.

The French delegation team learned the latest technical solutions to adapt to the physical disability insurance promoted by institutions such as the INAIL.

In the end, from the day cares centers in Milan such as the Centro per l'Autismo and the Spazio Giovani Autismo in the social agricultural residence Cascina Rossago, the French delegates discovered the model for receptions and care that are dedicated specifically to mental disability and autism. The above organizations were established through the aid of associations such as the Piatti Foundation and the Aiutiamoli Foundation.
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